September 24, 2002
Brian's Education

Well here it is, the first entry in Brian's Education Blog. The ambiguity is deliberate. Does this mean a blog about Brian's education, or Brian's blog about education? Both, of course, and I'm starting, inevitably, with my education in the art of blogging. Alex Singleton of Liberty Log, who has got me this far, put up three randomly selected postings he'd prepared earlier, and I've tried to get rid of these, but seem not to be able to. Oh well. I'll learn.

Here are two contrasting ways of doing things. One: you have everything ready beforehand and you launch it fully formed on an astonished world. Two, the way I do things. I start slowly and carefully, one thing at a time. I don't have a launch date at which the fireworks immediately start to happen. I just pick up the balloon and start puffing into it, very, very slowly, and hope that it eventually ends up looking good and doesn't explode in my face.

Since I can't remember how to change the categories Alex did for me, I've chosen "literacy", as in computer literacy.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 10:24 AM
Category: Literacy